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Draft Preview Scouting Report: Wide Receivers

Day One


Amari Cooper*Alabama6-1211

Kevin WhiteWest Virginia6-3215

DeVante ParkerLouisville6-3209

Breshad Perriman*Central Fla.6-2212

Jaelen Strong*Arizona St.6-2217

Day Two

Dorial Green-Beckham*Oklahoma6-5237

Nelson Agholor*USC6-0198

Phillip DorsettMiami5-10185

Devin SmithOhio St.6-0196

Sammie CoatesAuburn6-1212

Rashad GreeneFlorida St.5-11182

Devin FunchessMichigan6-4232

Tyler LockettKansas St.5-10182

Tre McBrideWilliam & Mary6-0210

Day Three

Justin HardyEast Carolina5-10192

Dres AndersonUtah6-1187

Jamison CrowderDuke5-8185

Chris ConleyGeorgia6-2213

Tony LippettMichigan St.6-2192

Dezmin LewisCentral Ark.6-4214

Kenny BellNebraska6-1197

Vince MayleWashington St.6-2224

Stefon DiggsMaryland6-0195

Titus DavisCentral Mich.6-1196

Ty MontgomeryStanford6-0221

Sleeper: Jake Kumerow, Wisc.-Whitewater, 6-4, 209

Stacked class is led by Cooper and White, who are competing to be the first receiver taken. Both should be off the board within the first 10 picks. … Parker missed seven games with a broken foot, or else he might be in that mix, too. … Perriman ran a ridiculous 40-yard dash in the range of 4.2 seconds that has shot him up draft boards.

Green-Beckham might be the most talented player at his position, but faces significant character concerns, including an allegation of domestic abuse. … Dorsett ran the second-fastest 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine among receivers. … Smith is a deep-ball specialist with seven career touchdowns of at least 50 yards. … Lockett broke school records for receptions and yards held by his father, Kevin.

More than 70 percent of Hardy’s catches went for first downs in 2014. … Anderson dropped a troubling 18.6 percent of the passes thrown to him the past two seasons. … Crowder would be the first receiver drafted from Duke since 1990. … Davis is the first player in FBS history with eight or more receiving touchdowns in four seasons.

– Jay Skurski

Class grade


Might surpass last year’s record of 33 receivers drafted and could make a case for as many as eight receivers to go in the first round.

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